At a glance:
- Author: Robert Smith Surtees
- First Published: 1865
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Picaresque satire
- Time of Work: Nineteenth century
- Setting: England
- Characters: Facey Romford, Lucy Sponge, Glitters, Mr. Watkins, Mrs. Watkins, Cassandra Cleopatra, Mr. Hazey, Mrs. Hazey, Anna Maria, Bill, Miss Betsy Shannon, Lovetin Lonnergan, Goodhearted Green
- Genres: Long fiction, Satire, Picaresque fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Dogs, Nineteenth century, Mistaken or secret identity, Rural or country life, Class consciousness, Manners or customs, England or English people, Hunting or hunters
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Facey Romford had the reputation of being the most impudent man in the country. Because his first name was Francis and he kept a hound or two, strangers sometimes mistook him for the rich and sporting Francis Romford, Esq., owner of Abbeyfield Park. Facey was always willing to profit by the other Mr. Romford’s name and reputation and never contradicted that false impression. In fact, he kept for use on some of his own correspondence a broad seal of the right Mr. Romford’s crest, a turbot sitting on its tail on a cap of dignity, taken from an envelope in which...
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